Commonsense Guide to Grammar and Usage with 2009 MLA Update

ISBN-10: 0312546181

ISBN-13: 9780312546182

Edition: 5th

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This student-friendly grammar guide helps students recognize, correct, and avoid the most common and serious grammar and usage errors. The text breaks complex concepts down into simple lessons, each focusing on a single essential skill. Everyday language and easy-to-remember tips make grammar easy to understand, and clear examples and diagramsshow, rather than justtell,how to identify and correct problems. Hundreds of exercises in the book and thousands more atExercise Centralprovide students with plentiful practice.
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List price: $49.99
Edition: 5th
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 7/14/2010
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 528
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Preface for Instructors
Why Use This Book - For Students
How to Use This Book
Grammar without Tears
Understanding the Basic Sentence
Run-ons: Fused Sentences and Comma Splices
Making Subjects and Verbs Agree
Nearest-Noun Agreement Errors
Agreement with There is and There was
Agreement with Compound Subjects
Using Correct Verb Tenses
Present, Past, and Tense Shifting
The Past and the Perfect Tenses
Understanding Pronouns
Pronoun Agreement
Vague Pronouns: This, That and It
Choosing the Correct Pronoun Form
Who, Whom, and That
Eliminating Sexist Pronouns
Placing and Punctuating Modifiers
Dangling Modifiers
Misplaced and Squinting Adverbs
Using Commas Correctly
Commas with And, But, Or, and Other Coordinating Conjunctions
Commas with Transitional Terms
Commas with Adverb Clauses
Commas with Introductory Elements
Commas with Adjective Clauses
Commas with Appositives
Using Apostrophes Correctly
Apostrophes in Contractions
Apostrophes in Showing Possession
Other Uses of the Apostrophe
Unnecessary Apostrophes
Using Other Punctuation and Capitalizing Words
Quotation Marks with Direct Quotation and Paraphrases
Quotation Marks with Other Punctuation
Writing Clear Sentences
Passive Voice
ESL: Choosing the Right Article
Incorrect Plurals and Indefinite Articles with Noncount Nouns
Using A/An, Some, and The
Making Generalizations without Articles
ESL: Using Verbs Correctly
The Progressive Tenses
Two-Word Verbs
Information Questions
Word Order in Noun Clauses
A Commonsense Writing Guide
Brief Documentation Guide
Guide to Grammar Terminology
Glossary of Commonly Confused Words
Glossary of Commonly Misspelled Words
Glossary of Common Two-Word Verbs
Answer Key
ESL Index
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